Microchip blazes trail for transportation

Modern vehicles are the sum of tens of thousands of components, each one of which has to be designed with safety, security and reliability in mind. Microchip has earned its reputation as a trusted supplier of embedded control solutions to the automotive industry. Microchip provides a vast array of automotive-grade products, including analog, connectivity, memory, microcontrollers, security, timing and touch. These innovative products help the automotive OEM develop vehicles that are safer, cleaner, more fuel efficient and more reliable. Our products and processes are engineered to support the rigorous requirements of the automotive industry.

Connected transport vehicles

The transport vehicle is becoming increasingly connected, both in-vehicle and to today’s rapidly expanding IoT world, enabling a smarter, greener, safer future. Ethernet connectivity provides the backbone for the next generation of vehicle communications over a single ubiquitous physical network. Increasing performance while reducing ownership cost, Ethernet is the platform enabler for the smart truck.

Microchip, an established market leader, is committed to providing innovative, high-performance, energy-efficient, standards-based networking solutions to meet the rigorous demands of the automotive industry.

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INICnet™ technology for automotive multimedia networking

INICnet™ technology simplifies automotive infotainment networking with support for Ethernet, audio, video and control over a single cable. INICnet can coexist with automotive Ethernet to seamlessly interface Internet Protocol (IP)-based data communications across vehicle domains, while providing efficient transport of audio and video data. INICnet does not require development and licensing of additional protocols or software stacks, reducing development costs and keeping development on schedule. INICnet supports a variety of system management methodologies via IP, or a dedicated control message channel. Data rates of 50 Mbps on UTP, or 150 Mbps on coax or optical cabling, are supported.

 

Infotainment is at the heart of any journey, whether as the driver or a passenger. For the driver, infotainment applications deliver all the relevant information essential for the journey ahead, including everything from re-routing due to traffic delays, to providing intuitive visual, auditory and tactile interfaces to the vehicle’s distributed and networked subsystems such as air conditioning, drivetrain and body controls. During the journey, passengers can browse and access a host of media and content or catch up on social media through the on-board connectivity options.

You can create a wide variety of infotainment applications quickly when you work with an experienced automotive supplier like Microchip. Our wide variety of automotive solutions, including connectivity, interface, touch and more, give you the flexibility to design your infotainment system any way you imagine.

Wireless charging

Wireless charging for personal electronics is a new convenience feature making its way into the automobile. Coupled with hands-free communication, it allows for convenient charging of the phone while in use within the vehicle. With the growing functionality of smartphones within the vehicle, such as it being a source for entertainment, navigation and a wide variety of apps, a convenient method for charging is a differentiating feature in today’s market.

At the core of a wireless charging embedded control system, Microchip’s digital signal controllers offer advanced features such as multiple Pulse-Width Modulators PWMs, high-speed Analog-to-Digital Controllers (ADCs) and an integrated Digital Signal Processor (DSP). They can support various industry standards for wireless charging, as well as proprietary standards due to the DSC’s computational abilities. Microchip also provides many of the analog support pieces for communications, power management and output control to enable a complete system design.

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Digital signal controllers

These DSCs are ideal for switched-mode power supplies such as AC/DC, DC/DC, UPS and PFC, providing high-precision digital control of buck, boost, fly-back, half-bridge, full-bridge, LLC and other power circuits to reach the highest possible energy efficiency.

Search now: dsPIC33EP128MC502x | dsPIC33CK64MP205x

Model shown: dsPIC33EP128MC502

Voltage regulators

Our basic power management solutions include several automotive-grade linear and switched voltage regulators. Linear regulators feature low dropout voltages, ultra-low quiescent currents, wide input voltage ranges, load dump and reverse batter protection. Switching regulators support buck, boost, buck-boost and SEPIC designs from 100 mA to 12A output currents.

Search now: MCP1790x | MCP16311x | MCP16331x | MCP1725x

microchip voltage regulator module
Model shown: MCP1790

MOSFET drivers

Microchip’s portfolio of MOSFET drivers comprises a wide variety of configurations providing for flexibility of design. Half-bridge drivers with adaptive dead-time and shoot-through protection, single and dual low-side drivers available in inverting, non-inverting and complementary configurations, and high-side drivers that feature latch up under-voltage lockout protection.

Search now: MIC4605x

MOSFET transistor module
Model shown: MIC4605

CAN transceivers

Microchip’s portfolio of CAN transceivers includes CAN 2.0, CAN-FD (Flexible Data-Rate), and CAN PN (Partial Networking) transceivers and support the newest CAN standards, ISO 11898 2/5/6, ISO 11898-2:2016 and SAE J2962-2. Features include various wake-up functionalities and exceptional EMC performance even without a common-mode choke. Microchip also offers the industry’s first AEC-Q100 Grade 0 (150°C) qualified CAN transceiver family.

Search now: ATA6562x | MCP2561FDx | ATA6570x

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Model shown: ATA6562

Temperature sensors

Microchip’s lineup of temperature sensors and switches comprise analog and digital outputs, giving you the flexibility you need for your design. Our automotive-grade temperature sensors are factory calibrated with up to +/-0.5°C accuracy over a temperature range of -40°C to 125°C. And with very small form factors, they provide an ideal solution for temperature sensing without consuming a significant amount of board space.

Search now: MCP9700Ax | MCP9800x | MCP9504x

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Model shown: MCP9700A

 

The automotive industry is in motion, as the powertrain transitions from conventional fuels to hybrid and full electric. The electrification of critical functions demands reliable solutions to generate, distribute and control high power, through 48V DC/DC conversion to full electric features. Microchip has the right technology to enable the powertrain of today and tomorrow.

When you work with Microchip you get access to best-in-class technology which is supported by a world-class level of domain expertise. From power conversion to motor drive, Microchip understands how to sense and control every aspect of the Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) powertrain.

48V cooling fan

With the advent of mild hybrid engines and the incorporation of the 48V vehicle bus, many electrical systems within the vehicle will utilize this higher voltage bus for more efficient operation. One such application is the engine cooling fan. Microchip offers several components with key features that can help you design a complete, cost-effective, reliable and efficient system.

From dsPIC® digital signal controllers for motor control applications to high-voltage MOSFET drivers and various other components rated for high-temperature (150°C) operation, Microchip offers all the elements necessary for a complete embedded control system. And to aid in your development, the motorBench™ Development Suite helps to get your motor up and running quickly by performing accurate measurements of critical motor parameters and tuning feedback

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Digital signal controllers

Several key features of the dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers from Microchip make them ideal for motor control applications. With an integrated digital signal processor, a single-cycle 16 X 16 MAC and 40-bit accumulators, along with Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that offload several functions from the CPU, the dsPIC is an excellent choice for math-intensive applications such as motor control applications.

Search now: dsPIC33EP128MC502x | dsPIC33EV256GM003x | dsPIC33CK64MP508x

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Model shown: dsPIC33EP128MC502

Three phase MOSFET drivers

For ease of design, an integrated MOSFET driver provides an interface between the digital signal controller and the six MOSFET array controlling the three-phase motor. These devices feature low propagation delays, anti-shoot through outputs which are guaranteed to not overlap, and an overcurrent protection and an internal diode that charges the high-side gate drive bootstrap capacitor.

Search now: MIC4607x

MOSFET driver chip
Model shown: MIC4607

LIN transceivers

The Microchip lineup of LIN transceiver products range from standalone to LIN transceivers to fully integrated System-in-Packages (SIPs) that include a voltage regulator and a microcontroller. Our LIN transceivers are compliant with the industry-standard LIN bus specifications and are approved by the major global OEMs.

Search now: MCP2003Bx | ATA663254x | ATA663454x

microchip mcp2003B LIN transceiver chip
Model shown: MCP2003B

Voltage regulators

Our basic power management solutions include several automotive grade linear and switched voltage regulators. Linear regulators feature low dropout voltages, ultra-low quiescent currents, wide input voltage ranges, load dump and reverse batter protection. Switching regulators support buck, boost, buck-boost and SEPIC designs from 100 mA to 12A output currents.

Search now: MCP1790x | MCP16311x | MCP16331x

voltage regulator chip
Model shown: MCP16311

Operational amplifiers

Microchip’s portfolio of Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps) include general purpose, precision and zero-drift amplifiers. If your design requires low offset voltages or drift, low quiescent currents or enhanced EMI rejection, we have a solution that fits your needs. Our op amps are available in single-, dual- and quad-configurations in very small form factors.

Search now: MCP6004x | MCP6032x | MCP6V28x

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Model shown: MCP6032

Automotive manufacturers are using our technology to change the shape of motoring by developing innovative features and adding new value to existing functions. The way drivers interact with their vehicles is almost entirely defined by body electronics.

As a leader in this market, Microchip offers the best-in-class technologies, advanced solutions and specialized support to help automotive clients get their latest designs to market fast.

Heated and cooled seats

Heated and cooled seats can provide comfort to occupants throughout the vehicle in times of inclement weather. Heating is normally accomplished via heating elements placed in the seats while passive cooling is performed with the use of fans that provide air circulation throughout the seating material.

The operation of the heated and cooled seats in normally managed via the LIN bus and is accomplished by a small, cost-effective microcontroller that controls MOSFETs driving heating elements and cooling fans. Microchip offers cost-effective components to help you design an efficient, flexible embedded control system for various seating configurations.

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LIN transceivers

The Microchip lineup of LIN transceiver products range from standalone to LIN transceivers to fully integrated System-in-Packages (SIPs) that include a voltage regulator and a microcontroller. Our LIN transceivers are compliant with the industry-standard LIN bus specifications and are approved by the major global OEMs.

Search now: MCP2003Bx | ATA663254x | ATA663454x

Microchip LIN transceiver chip
Model shown: MCP2003B

Voltage regulators

Our basic power management solutions include several automotive-grade linear and switched voltage regulators. Linear regulators feature low dropout voltages, ultra-low quiescent currents, wide input voltage ranges, load dump and reverse battery protection. Switching regulators support buck, boost, buck-boost and SEPIC designs from 100 mA to 12A output currents.

Search now: MCP1790x | MCP16311x | MCP16331x

integrated circuit chip
Model shown: MCP1790

Analog-to-digital converters

When an external Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) is required for your design, you can find a wide variety of solutions from Microchip. Our automotive-grade portfolio includes Successive Approximation Register (SAR) and Delta-Sigma analog-to-digital converters. Our SAR ADCs range from 10-bit to 16-bit resolution, with speeds up to 1 Msps. Delta-sigma converters offer 16-bit to 22-bit resolutions, with sampling rates up to 125 ksps.

Search now: MCP3001x | MCP3302x | MCP33131D-10x | MCP3422x | MCP3553x

analog to digital converter chip
Model shown: MCP3001

MOSFET drivers

Microchip’s portfolio of MOSFET drivers comprises a wide variety of configurations providing for flexibility of design. Half-bridge drivers with adaptive dead-time and shoot-through protection, single and dual low-side drivers available in inverting, non-inverting and complementary configurations, and high-side drivers that feature latch up under-voltage lockout protection.

Search now: MIC4605x | ATA6844x | MCP14700x | TC4432x | MAQ4125x | MCP1416x

Microchip MCP14700
Model shown: MCP14700

 

 

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will be the driving force behind achieving Vision Zero, the multi-national project to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries caused by road traffic to zero. Microchip is enabling ADAS through its expertise in sensor connectivity and signal conditioning, high-speed data transfer, timing solutions and commitment to functional safety. As the level of autonomy progresses, the number of ADAS sensors in a car will increase from two or three to over 30, including forward/rear/side facing cameras, forward-looking radar and LiDAR. Microchip’s expertise in safety-critical connectivity will form the automotive superhighway for ADAS. We enable you to create secured, connected systems to detect any bumps in the road, with the speed and safety needed to support emerging ADAS applications.

Automotive Low Power MEMS Oscillator

The DSA1001 is part of Automotive MEMS oscillator family that offers excellent jitter and stability performance over a wide range of supply voltages and temperatures. The device operates from 1 to 150MHz with supply voltages between 1.8 to 3.3 Volts and temperature ranges up to -40ºC to 105ºC.The DSA1001 incorporates an all silicon resonator that is extremely robust and nearly immune to stress related fractures, common to crystal based oscillators. Without sacrificing the performance and stability required of today’s systems, a crystal-less design allows for a higher level of reliability, making the DSA1001 ideal for rugged, industrial, and portable applications where stress, shock, and vibration can damage quartz crystal based systems.Available in industry standard packages, the DSA1001 can be “dropped-in” to the same PCB footprint as standard crystal oscillators.

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Model shown: DSA1001

Automotive MEMS Clock Generator

The DSA2311 is a crystal-less clock generator that is factory configurable to simultaneously output two separate frequencies from 2.3 to 170 MHz. The clock generator uses proven silicon MEMS technology to provide low jitter and high frequency stability across a wide range of supply voltages and temperatures. By eliminating the external quartz crystal, crystal-less clock generators significantly enhance reliability and accelerate product development, while meeting stringent clock performance criteria for a variety of consumer electronics, communications, and storage applications. DSA2311 has an Output Enable/Disable feature allowing it to disable the outputs when OE is low. The device is available in a space saving 6 pin 2.5mm x 2.0mm crystalless TDFN package that uses only a single external bypass capacitor.

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Model shown: DSA2311

PIC18F26K83 microcontroller

The PIC18(L)F25/26K83 microcontroller family with CANTM technology in 28-pins features a 12-bit ADC with Computation (ADC2) automating Capacitive Voltage Divider (CVD) techniques for advanced touch sensing, averaging, filtering, oversampling and threshold comparison. In addition, the product family includes Vectored Interrupt Controller with fixed latency for handling interrupts, System Bus Arbiter, Direct Memory Access capabilities, UART with support for Asynchronous DMX, DALI and LIN transmissions, SPI, I2C, memory features like Memory Access Partition (MAP) to support customers in data protection and bootloader applications, and Device Information Area (DIA) which stores factory calibration values to help improve temperature sensor accuracy.

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Model shown: PIC18F26K83-SOIC-28

MCP37D21-200 A/D converter

The MCP37D21-200 is a 14-bit pipelined A/D converter with a maximum sampling rate of 200 Msps. The high accuracy of over 74 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and over 90 dB Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) enable high precision measurements of fast input signals. The device operates at very low power consumption of 490 mW at 200 Msps including LVDS digital I/O. Lower power saving modes are available at 80 mW for Standby and 33 mW for Shutdown. The MCP37D21-200 includes many digital processing features that simplify system design, cost and power usage. These include an integrated digital down-converter with onboard NCO, decimation filters for improved SNR, individual phase, offset and gain adjustment and a fractional delay recovery for time-delay corrections in multi-channel modes. Data is available through the serial DDR LVDS or parallel CMOS interface and configured via SPI. The device is available in the TFBGA-121 and VTLA-124 packages.

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analog to digital converter chip
Model shown: MCP37D21-200

ATA6560 CAN FD transceiver

The Microchip ATA6560 is a high-speed CAN FD ready CAN transceiver that provides an interface between a controller area network (CAN) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. The transceiver is designed for high-speed (up to 5Mbit/s) CAN applications in the automotive industry, providing differential transmit and receive capability to (a microcontroller with) a CAN protocol controller. It offers improved electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance, as well as features such as: Ideal passive behavior to the CAN bus when the supply voltage is off. Three operating modes (Standby, Normal and Silent Mode) together with the dedicated fail-safe features make the Microchip ATA6560 an excellent choice for all types of high- speed CAN networks, especially in nodes requiring low-power mode with wake-up capability via the CAN bus.

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automotive CAN transceiver chip
Model shown: ATA6560-SOIC-8

Serial EEPROM

The Microchip Technology Inc. 24AA16/24LC16B is a 16Kb I2C™ compatible Serial EEPROM. The device is organized as eight blocks of 256 x 8-bit memory with a 2-wire serial interface. Low-voltage design permits operation down to 1.7V with standby and active currents of only 1 µA and 1 mA, respectively. The 24XX16 also has a page write capability for up to 16 bytes of data. The 24XX16 is available in the standard 8-pin PDIP, surface mount SOIC, TSSOP, 2x3 DFN and MSOP packages, and is also available in the 5-lead SOT-23 package.

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Microchip EEPROM chip
Model shown: 24LC16B SOIC-8

Operational amplifier

The MCP6001 is a single general purpose op amp offering rail-to-rail input and output over the 1.8 to 6V operating range. This amplifier has a typical GBWP of 1 MHz with typical quiescent current of 100 microamperes. The MCP6001 is available in SC-70 and SOT-23 packages.

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op amp integrated circuit chip
Model shown: MCP6001-SOT-23-5

Digital signal controller

Microchip’s dsPIC33EV family of digital signal controllers (DSCs) features a 5V 70 MIPS dsPIC® DSC core with enhanced on-chip features and is ideal for operating in harsh environments such as appliances and automotive applications.The 5V dsPIC33EV family comes with rich peripheral integration which includes CAN, SENT, High Speed PWMs, OP Amps and Error Correcting Code Flash for increased reliability and safety. The dsPIC33EV family of devices enable the design of high-performance, precision motor control systems that are more energy efficient. They can be used to control BLDC, permanent magnet synchronous, AC induction and stepper motors. These devices are ideal for automotive applications and high-performance general purpose applications.

Search now: dsPIC33EV128

Microchip digital signal controller chip
Model shown: dsPIC33EV128GM103-UQFN-36

Power management

The MIC7400 is a powerful, highly-integrated, configurable, power-management IC (PMIC) featuring five synchronous buck regulators, one boost regulator, and high-speed I2C interface with an internal EEPROM.The device offers two distinct modes of operation “stand-by mode” and “normal mode” intended to provide an energy optimized solution suitable for portable handheld and infotainment applications.In normal mode, the programmable switching converters can be configured to support a variety of start-up sequencing, timing, soft-start ramp, output voltage levels, current limit levels, and output discharge for each channel.In stand-by mode, the PMIC can be configured in a low power state by either disabling an output or by changing the output voltage to a lower level. Independent exit from stand-by mode can be achieved either by I2C communication or the external STBY pin.

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Microchip power management chip
Model shown: MIC7400-VQFN-36

USB7002 SmartHub IC

Industry’s First Automotive USB 3.1 SmartHub with Type-C™ Support Enables 10x Faster Data Rates in Infotainment Systems. To support the rising adoption of USB Type-C in the smartphone market and enable universal connectivity in vehicles, the USB7002 SmartHub IC includes interfaces for USB Type-C connectors.

Part number: USB7002 - coming soon!

20-inch automotive touchscreens enabled by new single chip

The ATMXT2912TD-A Automotive touchscreen controller is aimed at display sizes up to 20” and larger; used in center stacks, navigation systems or rear seat entertainment systems. This brand new family of automotive touchscreen controller brings Microchip’s unmatched Adaptive Sensing technology to the Automotive market.

Microchip’s latest solution offers superior signal-to-noise capability to address the requirements of thick lens and thick glove support; supporting multiple thick gloved touches and operation when fingers or surfaces are wet or moist, whilst preventing the water from being detected as a false touch event. This technology also enables adaptive touch utilizing self-capacitance and mutual-capacitance measurements so all touches are recognized and false touch detections are avoided.

Part number: ATMXT2912TD-A - coming soon!

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INICnet™ technology for automotive multimedia networking

INICnet™ technology simplifies automotive infotainment networking with support for Ethernet, audio, video and control over a single cable. INICnet can coexist with automotive Ethernet to seamlessly interface Internet Protocol (IP)-based data communications across vehicle domains, while providing efficient transport of audio and video data. INICnet does not require development and licensing of additional protocols or software stacks, reducing development costs and keeping development on schedule. INICnet supports a variety of system management methodologies via IP, or a dedicated control message channel. Data rates of 50 Mbps on UTP, or 150 Mbps on coax or optical cabling, are supported.

Part numbers: 0S81118, 0S81119, 0S81210, 0S81212, 0S81214 - coming soon!

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